Saturday, October 15, 2011

St. Francis Xavier's Church @ Malacca

St. Francis Xavier's Church, located at Laksamana Road in Malacca has a domineering presence in the skyline of Malacca.

Built in 1849, by Reverend Favre, a Frenchman, the Gothic towered church dedicated to St. Francis Xavier is well remembered for his missionary work spreading Catholicism to South East Asia in the 16th Century.

This twin spired neo gothic structured was built on the site of an old Portuguese church and was believed to be modeled after the Cathedral of St. Peter in Montpellier, France, which closely resemble the older church's original construction except for a portico which was added in 1963.